Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve  - View from the Rock Room ©Lorne Gill/Scottish Natural Heritage

Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve - looking out to the landscape of the North West Highlands from the Rock Room Visitor Centre.

Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands NNR - Celtic rainforest ©Lorne Gill/Scottish Natural Heritage

Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve - a view of the Celtic rainforest at this internationally important woodland and upland reserve.

Coast and cliffs at St Cyrus NNR ©Lorne Gill/Scottish Natural Heritage

St Cyrus National Nature Reserve - looking from the cliff tops along the coast at this nationally important coastal reserve.

Stob Dubh from Stob Coire Raineach, Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Glencoe National Nature Reserve - view of Stob Dubh from Stob Coire Raineach.

Loch Leven National Nature Reserve ©Lorne Gill/SNH

Loch Leven National Nature Reserve - panorama of Loch Leven and the Lomond hills from a bird hide near Kinross.


National Nature Reserves are special places for wildlife and people. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming more of you back as we work to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

On many sites, toilet facilities and visitor centres are still closed, as are many public facilities. Please factor this into your plans before you leave home.


National Nature Reserves (NNRs) are truly inspiring places where you can experience the incredible sights and sounds of our natural world. You’ll find NNRs throughout Scotland, and you’re welcome to visit and enjoy them.

Most reserves have nationally or internationally important habitats and species. Visitor facilities are carefully designed so you can make the most of your visit without disturbing the wildlife or habitats. Trails and information displays – and perhaps a visitor centre or wildlife watching hide – will help you discover what makes each NNR special.